In this center I have sets of beads that are individual letters, whole words and some shapes. Students use their weekly vocabulary or word study lists and thread the letters of the words onto the string. They can string some of the word beads along with the letters and try to create a sentence. They can use one of the shapes as punctuation. For a challenge, instead of vowels, they can thread one of the shapes and ask another student to guess the word. Be mindful of students that have difficulty with fine motor skills.